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Small Cities 2014

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 29      Population: 133,620

The 2014 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 93  95  66  18  16  25  102.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 34  12  53  30  74  45  100.26 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 74  102  100  83  49  60  102.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 64  30  43  99  47  121  98.47 
Short-Term Job Growth5 13  111  77  17  30  10135.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 172  173  139  106  97  30  102.98 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 175  110  34  13  78  28  104.10 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 116  120  111  126  145  138  0.37 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  37  93  94  80  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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